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1:33 pm on Monday March 31, 2014

Jail Break music, arts festival returns at the Old City Jail

This year’s edition has been dubbed “Optical Delusions!” and will feature local artists, artisans, dancers, musicians, comedians, food trucks, and more. The Old City Jail will be transformed into an insane funhouse that was inspired by the minds of...
10:30 am on Monday October 31, 2011

Jail Break 2: An all encompassing arts festival at the Old City Jail

Entropy Arts and the American College of Building Arts are proud to present Jail Break 2 on Saturday, November 12th, from noon until 11 p.m. An all encompassing arts festival established to provide an outlet for local artists to present their work,...
8:00 am on Tuesday October 25, 2011

The Red Party returns this Thursday as a vintage soiree

Preparations are currently underway for the third annual Red Party on Thursday, October 27 at the Old City Jail. Charleston-based interior designer Cortney Bishop will convert the historic grounds into a 1920’s vintage circus extravaganza. Each year...
3:33 am on Wednesday August 17, 2011

What happened to the paddy wagon at Charleston's Old City Jail

Last week, reader "carnellm" sounded a distress call after the paddy wagon at the Old City Jail (pictured) was cut up and hauled off by The American College of Building Arts. And he had some harsh words about it, "supposedly taking care of and...
8:22 am on Friday August 12, 2011

Reader letter: Preservation or destruction?

[Editor's note: As part of our Open Community program, locals can write about their opinion.] Wouldn't you think that an organization who's mission it is to foster preservation should actually be doing so?   The American College of Building Arts,...
4:45 pm on Saturday February 26, 2011

College for the Building Arts suffers accreditation setback

Image by American College of the Building Arts A photo from the college's iron smelting demonstration on February 4. Training blacksmiths, timber framers, carpenters, plasterers, masons, stone carvers and more, The American College for the Building...
10:32 am on Wednesday October 13, 2010

Celebrate Halloween in one of the city's scariest venues at 'The Red Party'

Image by Flickr user slworking2The American College of the Building Arts invites all who are brave enough to serve time at the most haunted building to attend The Red Party on Thursday, October 28th in the Old City Jail. From 7 to 11 p.m., the...
4:00 pm on Wednesday August 4, 2010

Fall registration still open for the American College of the Building Arts

Image by Flickr user Waltzzz The American College of the Building Arts (ACBA) is still accepting applications for new students for the Fall 2010 semester. Potential students can apply through August 13, 2010. The College is the very first in the...
5:21 am on Wednesday April 28, 2010

Eight employees suing American College of the Building Arts (updated)

Update April 28: As promised, here's a link to the expanded report. First reporting: Less than a week after news that the struggling American College of the Building Arts may be absorbed by the College of Charleston, The Post and Courier is...
12:30 pm on Wednesday April 21, 2010

C of C ready to absorb the American College of the Building Arts

Image by Flickr user EnnorThe College of Charleston is making plans to absorb the struggling American College of the Building Arts if necessary. The American College of the Building Arts is the only school in America that offers a bachelor's degree...

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